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roasted orange bell pepper soup

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 22, 2018  |  0 Comments
I love pureeing a vegetable soup to make it creamy … no actual cream required! This is one of my go-to recipes for that. It gets extra velvetiness from white beans. Beyond the creaminess, you’ll adore the scrumptious balance of sweet and savory here. The roasting of the peppers gives it depth of flavor. And you’ll love that this soup can do double-duty; use it as a colorful (and nutrient-rich) gravy. The vivid deep-orange color is lovely! Note: The theme for this month’s Recipe Redux is “Souper Soups on the Move.”
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pan-grilled portabella “steak” & egg & vegetable hash

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 22, 2017  |  2 Comments
Sure, you can order steak ‘n eggs at your favorite breakfast spot and pay maybe 15 bucks! That’s not a good thing for your pocketbook or the planet! Or you can whip up this pan-grilled portabella “steak” with a crispy fried organic egg and a bell pepper-potato hash for about 3 bucks! I’ll take the 3-buck breakfast any day of the week! There’s no better time to share my breakfast-on-the-cheap since the Recipe Redux theme this month is “Budget-Friendly Eats!” By the way, if you’ve got a really tight budget, fry two eggs up in a pan and forgo the portabella. Either way, you’ll save loads of calories. And either way, my pick is organic eggs; the extra 10-ish cents...
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creamy corn and bell pepper bake

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 18, 2013  |  2 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 12 servings: 3/4 cup each It may be nearing the end of summer, but it’s still the best of corn season. So here’s a way to celebrate it. First, to assure your corn is GMO-free, pick organic. Then rather than going greasy with bacon, I created a flavorful and more eye-appealing corn casserole-style dish by using a variety of peppers. What’s more, there’s now no overly-processed cheese-like product in the recipe. Yep, that means no Velveeta; I just can’t go there … ever. The end result is a lovely side to take your tastebuds deliciously into the fall. By the way … don’t feel that you need to use fresh corn; frozen corn...
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party veggie pasta salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 30, 2013  |  1 Comment
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 18 side-dish servings: 3/4 cup each Picnic and cookout season is here. So I thought I’d share with you a recipe that’s sure to be popular at casual outdoor parties. It’s simply traditional pasta salad … but a bit more special than your everyday recipe. It’s full of colorful veggies, lots of textures, and loads of flavor. By the way, leftovers taste great … if you have any! Calories Saved: 50
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